Beijing Leads as Asia’s Busiest Airport According to ACI

Based on the Airports Council International (ACI) preliminary airport traffic ranking for 2016, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson in the US is still the busiest airport in the world. However, based on the numbers, there has been plenty of growth in the Asia-Pacific region as well.

It seems Asia-Pacific is welcoming more travellers through their airports now than ever before, with Incheon Airport (Seoul) showing the biggest increase with air traffic up 17.1% from the previous year. Also, Changi Airport (Singapore) and Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok) are the only two Southeast Asian airports to make the top 20.

Here are the Asia-Pacific airports that made it into ACI’s top 20 for 2016:

#2 Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

City: Beijing
Passenger traffic: 94.4 million
Percent change: +2.6%

#5 Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport (HND)

City: Tokyo
Passenger traffic: 79.7 million
Percent change: +5.5%

#8 Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

City: Hong Kong
Passenger traffic: 70.3 million
Percent change: +3.0%

#9 Pudong International Airport (PVG)

City: Shanghai
Passenger traffic: 66 million
Percent change: +9.8%

#15 Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

City: Guangzhou
Passenger traffic: 59.7 million
Percent change: +8.2%

#17 Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

City: Singapore
Passenger traffic: 58.7 million
Percent change: +5.9%

#19 Incheon International Airport (ICN)

City: Seoul
Passenger traffic: 57.8 million
Percent change: +17.1%

#20 Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)

City: Bangkok
Passenger traffic: 55.9 million
Percent change: +5.7%